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WTN: BareFoot PinotNoir Calif NV...(short/boring/boring)

by TomHill » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:29 am

In celebration of DavisBynum's life, I tried last night:
1. Barefoot PinotNoir Calif (13.5%; BareFootWine.com) BarefootCllrs/Modesto NV: Med.light color; light grapey/fruity lightly cherry/PN lightly vaguely/oak bit earthy light nose; soft very light cherry/PN bit earthy slight fruity/grapey rather bland/dull/vapid bit wattery flavor w/ no tannins; very short vaguely grapey/fruity very slight PN/cherry/herbal watery/vapid finish w/ no tannins; a vapid/dull/watery/bland vaguely fruity wine that whispers of PN; tastes like Monterey Pinot cropped at 12 tons/acre; the ultimate Oakland wine; has the power and structure to age well for another couple of weeks. $6.00 (Smith's)
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1. DavisBynum started his wnry in Albany in the late '60's making BynumBarefootBurgundy. The wine was cheap...and actually pretty decent. He then moved his operation up to Healdsburg, hired GaryFarrell as winemaker, and went on to make some of Calif's early great Pinots. At some point, he sold his BarefootBynum label to Gallo. After they ran his name into the ground, the dropped the Bynum part of the label...so it's now just Barefoot. Davis would be humilated to see what became of his signature grape-stained footprint.
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Re: WTN: BareFoot PinotNoir Calif NV...(short/boring/boring)

by Jenise » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:21 pm

"has the power and structure to age well for another couple of weeks"

Thanks for the laugh, needed that this morning. :)
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Re: WTN: BareFoot PinotNoir Calif NV...(short/boring/boring)

by Jon Leifer » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:44 pm

Tom: what is an Oakland wine?
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by Brian K Miller » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:54 pm

Jon Leifer wrote:Tom: what is an Oakland wine?


The winery was in Oakland.

I think it is a little unfair characterization. There are some very interesting wines made in Oakland and Berkeley. (Broc Cellars, Donkey and Goat, Lusu Cellars, Dashe).
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Re: WTN: BareFoot PinotNoir Calif NV...(short/boring/boring)

by Jon Leifer » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:29 pm

agree, Brian..that's why I was puzzled when Tom chracterized this wine..and another one recently..as being an Oakland wine
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Oakland...

by TomHill » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:43 pm

Jon Leifer wrote:Tom: what is an Oakland wine?

SanFranciscans like to quote about Oakland: “Oakland...there’s no there there”
Often attributed to HerbCaen, but actually from Gertrude Stein.
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Yup

by TomHill » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:44 pm

Brian K Miller wrote:
Jon Leifer wrote:Tom: what is an Oakland wine?


The winery was in Oakland.

I think it is a little unfair characterization. There are some very interesting wines made in Oakland and Berkeley. (Broc Cellars, Donkey and Goat, Lusu Cellars, Dashe).

Yup...won’t argue that, Brian.
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Re: WTN: BareFoot PinotNoir Calif NV...(short/boring/boring)

by Jon Leifer » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:07 pm

Thanks Tom, appreciate the reply..I see my guru in all things Bedrock, Mr Dildine raised the same question elsewhere so I don't feel quite that alone

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by Brian K Miller » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:57 pm

TomHill wrote:Often attributed to HerbCaen, but actually from Gertrude Stein.
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Typical SF nonsense, IMHO. Oakland has a lot of character. Good and bad.
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by Brian K Miller » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:58 pm

Jon Leifer wrote:Thanks Tom, appreciate the reply..I see my guru in all things Bedrock, Mr Dildine raised the same question elsewhere so I don't feel quite that alone

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I think I read Bedrock burned? :( :(
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Absolutely....

by TomHill » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:43 pm

Brian K Miller wrote:
TomHill wrote:Often attributed to HerbCaen, but actually from Gertrude Stein.
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Typical SF nonsense, IMHO. Oakland has a lot of character. Good and bad.


Absolutely, Brian. Whenever I come to NorCal, the EastBay is where I stay and where I hang out.
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